Made by Master of Wine Sam Harrop from a higher altitude Hawke’s Bay vineyard. Sam has spent nearly half his life living and breathing wine and was recognised as one of the top 10 most influential wine consultants in the world
This is a cooler expression of a Hawke's Bay chardonnay, the 2018 Grand Amateur 'Watchmaker' is a precise and mineral expression of this varietal.
A flinty note flirts with lemon, Seville orange and vanilla on the nose and combine seamlessly with hints of crisp green apple and in a toasty cedar and salty finish on the palate.
2018 was a superb growing season and this wine will reward patient wine lovers for 8-9 years from vintage.
Only 1500 bottles made.